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cookiem0nster

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cookiem0nster last won the day on December 22 2017

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About cookiem0nster

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  1. a game as old as this, would be hard to get more voters. Would it be possible to make it so the voting is onscreen the whole time while people are looking at stats/etc?
  2. those are good ones. Might have to update my CDI it doesn't fully support my SSD, but crucial storage executive said it was healthy for SMART. I'll try benchmarking it again tonight, thanks!
  3. still no love. might be my PC though, hope my SSD isn't dying
  4. i will try that rename, thank you! I already had to set r_primitives 2 years ago or the lag was horrible. Great tip that not a lot of people seem to know though!
  5. Hey guys, Ever since moving home, whenever I try to hop onto the Hardcore ET server I get lag spikes at random intervals anywhere from 1-20 seconds apart. Usually under 10. I've made sure my AV was closed, tried closing steam and discord, etc. Windows is set to high performance mode, and I've tried manually setting the latest AMD graphics settings to application-preferred too. Changing my FPS doesn't seem to help, tried 76-133 fps. I think I am still playing at 2560x1600 resolution but that hasn't been a problem in the last several years of having this monitor... I checked to see if punkbuster was the problem from a post back in ~2012 or 2013 trying to ping the dead mothership but it is already disabled. I'm trying to remove a bunch of old junk from my ET installation in the meantime, (it was almost 4gb now down to 1.37gb - still lagging but wasn't so bad when doing 6v6 at a less busy time so hard to say if it helped). The connections below spike when trying to communicate with the game server host. I've had zero spikes like this playing other games so I'm at a loss at this point, I know wireless isn't ideal but I could play ET better on a crappy dialup connection! Thanks for any suggestions! Copied this format from another thread...: OS: Win 7 Pro. RAM: 12 GB DDR3 2000MHZ Motherboard: Asus p6x58d-e CPU: Xeon x5670 Hard drive (IDE, PATA, SATA, etc): 500GB SATA SSD Graphics card: AMD Radeon R9 290X Internet: 50 MB down, 5 MB up - WiFi Do you use router? : Yes. Your location (country): West Coast USA ET Version: 2.60b
  6. I have it on PC with a few friends
  7. Don't tell me what to do Mr. Gandalf Magneto
  8. PC gaming and streaming can vary hugely on necessary specs... You don't need much for PUBG or Fortnight etc, usually turn a lot of settings down anyway. But you need some beef if you want to stream VR lol. Good luck, it should go well. It's pretty darn easy to assemble once you get the hang of it.
  9. Might be an output-only port. I would get a set of USB headphones, or there are some that come with a usb to 3.5mm adapter for both the mic and headphones
  10. Scaling is used to make the resolution fit inside the full screen size usually, unless we are talking about two different things. You can make everything larger and still fit properly, I did that on my 4k 55" tv pretty easy. I will try to grab the settings tonight.
  11. when i was on a tight budget many moons ago, I would build a system with good key parts and the bare minimum on others. The motherboard is the hardest thing to swap on a pc since everything connects to it. Still not hard but harder than a ram upgrade. So back when this was an issue I got a case I was happy with, a nice motherboard, and an OK CPU and RAM, graphics card, etc. Graphics cards are always improving each generation with new features, but 8 year old CPUs are still kicking butt. My older system is on a six-core CPU running at 4.3 ghz with room to go higher, and the system can handle 48gb easily, up to 96gb of ram. I probably built this in 2009 or 2010. But Intel keeps changing sockets now to make it harder for people to do what I did too. AMD doesn't change them as often thankfully. There will always be a part or piece where if you just spent $20 more it would be 'so muuuch better', but you have to be able to live with the financial burden afterwards too. Also if you get a cheap drive-only blu-ray drive, you wont be able to just plug it in and play movies. You have to have software to play them, which you can do for free but it is a pain in the behind if you aren't good at tweaking things. What are your goals? Are you opposed to getting some used parts for a lot less money? Shop around too, pc part picker doesn't always find the cheapest - that CPU brand new on ebay is 290$, saves you $30 right there. Free shipping is your friend, all of those prices don't include shipping costs by the way. Buying from several vendors will cost more in shipping than buying from a couple, and some offer free shipping if you jump through hoops or use coupons. Black Friday/cyber monday week is always a great time to buy. Oh and Nvidia and Intel are dropping new products so this generation will get cheaper. Just my .02 cookies worth
  12. Well I'm finally moved back into the house about two weeks ago, they finally delivered my monitor so I should be getting more active over the next few weeks while I begin settling back in.

    TTFN ❤️ and 🍪

    1. CheepHeep

      CheepHeep

      Best news ever! Welcome back brother!

  13. why did you "upgrade" to the new laptop? I would install the drivers for nvidia and get a bigger ssd on old one if it were me
  14. O_o, never saw you in a long time. Good to see you back, welcome back online lol

    1. cookiem0nster

      cookiem0nster

      Thanks buddy I'm going to be afk for another month or two... House caught fire in December so I'm in a hotel lol

    2. CheepHeep

      CheepHeep

      Cookie! I LOVE YOU!

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